Assistant Director of Clinical Training - Counseling Center

Fort Lewis College   Durango, CO   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on June 8, 2022

Assistant Director of Clinical Training - Counseling Center

Position Summary

Maintain administrative and clinical responsibility for the Counseling Center Clinical Training Program.  Assist in oversight and management of Counseling Center. Conduct individual, group and couple’s counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and mental health consultations. Provide outreach programming on a variety of mental health issues to support the college’s mission and goals.   The Counseling Center team works closely together to responding to the mental health and well-being needs of the diverse student body at Fort Lewis College (FLC), a Native American-serving institution located in Durango, Colorado. As a team, we value enhancing the lives of students, team members and trainees, and the wider campus community in an inclusive, culturally responsive manner. The Counseling Center is strongly motivated to develop a team of talented mental health professionals who accurately reflect and represent the significant compositional diversity of our student body.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated extensive involvement with, and understanding of Native American, Black, Asian, Latinx, veteran, disabled and/or LGBTQIA+ communities

Master’s degree in mental health field (counseling, counselor education, social work, etc.)

Minimum of five years post-master’s experience in mental health counseling 

Training and experience in the provision of clinical supervision

Licensed as mental health professional in the state of Colorado or licensed in another state and eligible for CO licensure within 3 months 

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience in college or university counseling services

Experience in brief therapy models (DBT, ACT, solution focused therapy, brief dynamic therapy, etc.)

Substance use disorder treatment experience 

Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies both at the college and in the community

Administrative experience

Bilingual or multilingual counseling skills

Major Responsibilities

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Recruit, hire and manage interns for the Clinical Training Program, including developing and overseeing remediation plans as needed.

Facilitate weekly training group activities, to include group supervision, case review, group process, culturally responsive seminar, guest speakers, live-stream psychiatric consultations, etc.

In collaboration with staff, train and oversee mental health trainees in the daily operations including clinical documentation, use of electronic health records, scheduling, crisis protocol, and all policies & procedures.  

Coordinate supervision of trainees with Counseling Center staff, and ensure consistency within the supervisor/trainee program.

Provide training for supervisors as needed (in collaboration with Director).

Oversee and maintain all Counseling Center records pertinent to trainees’ volunteer employment and performance.

Liaise with trainees’ field placement offices as needed.  Conduct individual/group/couple’s counseling, behavioral assessments, same-day triage/walk-in sessions, crisis assessments and interventions, and consultations to staff/faculty/parents.

Provide outreach programming, mental health workshops, and consultations to campus community.

Collaborate with FLC Wellness Peer Advisory Council’s Peer Support Office to support training of undergraduate peer consultants.

Maintain all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice for the State of Colorado.

Keep accurate and timely computerized records on all contacts with and on behalf of clients.

Participate in college and community committees as assigned by Director.

Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 

Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).

Ability to work in a confined area.

Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Compensation The salary for this position is $62,000 - $72,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. This is a 12-month, full-time position.

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.